Saturday, February 07, 2009

A cup of cold water

About once a week, Silvi throws a colossal fit when she goes to bed. Christian Bale's little meltdown pales in comparison.

We let her scream it out for a good 10-15 minutes, then I go in and nonchalantly offer her a drink of cold water or milk, wipe the sweat from her forehead and quietly tell her that's enough.

Works wonders.


terri said...

wow. i wish i would have known that trick when my kids were silvi's age.

datri said...

I don't know if it's a guy thing or a personality thing, but my Hubs just can't get the "unemotional response/ignoring" thing down. So when my kid goes on a killer meltdown he starts screaming and it just adds fuel to the fire. Sigh.